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Lose weight after kicking opiates?

Anyone else find yourself lose weight without trying after stopping opiates. I used the pills for a little over a year and i went from 134 pounds to 147 pounds. 4 days in I've lost 8 of that due to the nausea and swim kicked the habit two weeks ago after gaining 30 pounds that last year on them and they have lost 15 pounds. Just curious. I know I was eating non stop on the pills and I'm hoping that will also be a thing of the past.
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5347058 tn?1381188426
I hope that's what happens. I have gained over 40 pounds in the past year or so but I also have been pretty inactive and crippled due to a back injury. I need to lose some of this weight!
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Oh ya for sure if you've been hurt that's horrible on top of the meds. Hopefully your more mobile now!
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I lost a good 8-10 pounds the first month after I stopped. Unfortunately I've gained it all back now.
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Lol I guess  just hoping since my weight was always steady and I didn't start chowing with no sight of full ahead until I started the pills. I guess I'm just worry about nonsense when there is so many bigger things to worry about. I however see it as a sign that I'm feeling pretty damn good today. Here I am worried about my waistline. Lol sorry for the trivial.
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5347058 tn?1381188426
Your ok. I know that having that high feeling can give you the munchies. I hope that just being off the pills does help. I'm sure that they slow down your me.tabolism, digestion, everything
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4341997 tn?1514588688
I lost about 10 lbs the first 2-3 weeks after i stopped....but i've gained some of it back, when my appetite came back, it came back with a bang!!  lol  
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Lol no bang!!!!!
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1198664 tn?1368647812
You will gain it back but that's ok. Your apetite will be vengeful :). But it's a good trade off. I cannot wait to have an appetite again.
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4341997 tn?1514588688
yes it is a good trade off....i feel healthier now.  
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900459 tn?1304993259
I'm actually completely opposite I lost weight like crazy while in active addiction. And after the physical withdrawal was over I started eatin way more and actually gained like 30 pounds in two n a half weeks
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Hmm I know two other people with known Vicodin issues one went from 145 pounds to 215 in her two year use. She never had a weight issue then at 34 starts the Vicodin and poof she blows up. The other girl has had a year long addiction went from 122 pounds to 170 and has never weighed over 125 in her 30 years. I've know them both since we were 3. It was amazing to see them go that route. Then when I started gaining I admit it was a big factor amongst the many others. I'm like if that's what it does to those two I can't be far behind :)
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5347058 tn?1381188426
yeah it's easy to gain on it. especially if you're dealing with an injury too. *****.
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